Guardianship of an Incapacitated Adult
In Texas, a court may appointment a guardian for a fully or partially incapacitated person. A court may order a limited guardianship, recognizing the ward has some but not all capacities for decision-making and attending to the person’s well-being. Alternatively a court may order that the appointed guardian be completely responsible for the ward’s person and estate.
Guiding you through the guardianship process
The responsible guardian’s duties for a guardianship may include the following tasks:
- Filing an application for guardianship with the proper probate court
- Seeking appointment of an attorney ad litem for the proposed ward
- Arranging for the ward’s examination and securing a Physicians Certificate of Medical Examination
- Receiving court approval as guardian
- Identifying, assembling and protecting the ward’s assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Collecting amounts owed the guardianship estate
- Paying current and delinquent taxes
- Paying creditors and claimants
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
- Valuing, managing and preserving the guardianship estate
I guide clients through the guardianship process, as efficiently, quickly and easily as possible.